My stay at Walindi Plantation surpassed expectations. When we visited Kimbe Bay, Walindi Plantation had only five bungalows. They've since expanded but the owner (we called him Mad Max, since he was a bit of a crazy Australian who bought the property back in the early 80s I believe, and moved his family to PNG to run this dive resort) counts for part of Walindi's charm and appeal.
Meals were served in a beautiful, partially open air dining area which also functioned as the social center. After dives, we usually gathered here since it is next to the pool, and recounted our experiences or exchanged notes or planned the evening's games (see separate Activity tip!).
Max would usually join us and he was always great for laughs...his wife ran the kitchen and locals were employed here as well. Max brought a bit of the Aussie pioneering spirit to the place, and a great sense of fun.
The bungalows were charming , right along the beach front and of course, the ubiquitous mosquito netting above the beds.
For more info on activities offered through the Walindi Plantation, visit their website below.
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